Things to do in Kemer

Our most recommended things to do in Kemer

From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

1. From Antalya/Kemer: Pamukkale and Hierapolis Tour with Lunch

Discover the incredible natural setting of Pamukkale and the ancient settlement of Hierapolis on a day trip from the Antalya or Kemer region. Your guide will help you to understand the fascinating history and provide extra insight into this special area. Begin with pickup from your hotel or from the meeting point in the early morning before driving for a few hours until you reach Pamukkale. The dreamlike landscape is filled with fantastic stalactites and white terraces with flowing water. The healing properties of this area have been recognized for centuries and have long attracted visitors to the area. Experience the rejuvenating and calming effect of the mineral water. In the past, even Cleopatra made the trip to experience this unique setting. The ruins of the ancient city of Hierapolis in Anatolia also provide spectacular views. In addition to learning about the history of this place, find out more about religion and culture in contemporary Turkey.

Antalya: Old City, Duden Waterfalls & Cable Car Tour w/Lunch

2. Antalya: Old City, Duden Waterfalls & Cable Car Tour w/Lunch

Enjoy a guided tour of bustling Antalya, known for its breathtaking Mediterranean coastline, traditional coffee, and winding Old Town streets. Ascend a 605-meter high hill on the Tünektepe Cable Car, enjoy lunch with sea views, wander the historic streets of Kaleici, and discover rushing waterfalls. The tour begins with an airconditioned bus ride from your hotel to Antalya's city center. Upon arrival, board the Tünektepe Cable Car and ascend a 605-meter-high hill, taking in picturesque views of the harbor and Mediterranean sea. Relax with a coffee or tea at the local cafe or wander the hilltop. Continue to Kaleici Old Town to visit Hadrianus Gate, a historic arch built in 130 BC to welcome Emperor Hadrin. Feast your eyes on the Fluted Minaret's Selijuk architecture and a 9th-century medieval clock tower. Use your free time to visit local shops, walk the streets, or stroll along the harbor. Then it's time to visit the Lower Duden waterfall in the Lara district, which empties into the Mediterranean Sea from towering, 40-meter-high cliffs. Take a photo at the waterfalls and visit Lara beach before boarding the bus and heading back to your hotel.

Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

3. Antalya/Kemer: Kekova Sunken City, Demre & Lycia Day Tour

Explore ancient Lycia on a day trip and yacht cruise from Antalya. See a historic rock tomb from Lycian times, marvel at ancient Greco-Roman amphitheaters, and sail to the beautiful Kekova Island. Meet your driver outside your hotel and begin your adventure with a drive through the ancient state of Lycia. Marvel at an ancient rock tomb from the Lycian times and stop to visit the Greco - Roman amphitheater. Next, visit the church of St. Nicholas the Miracle Worker in Demre city. This ancient church sits above the 4th-century burial place of St. Nicholas, the original inspiration for Santa Claus. Enjoy a delicious lunch before heading to Kekova Island. Board a glass-bottomed yacht and sail through pristine waters to reach this fascinating island. Sail by the mysterious sunken city of Kekova, an ancient Lycia city, destroyed by an earthquake. Spot the ruins of the city and the Simena Castle from the side of the boat and under the water through the glass bottom. Before heading back, jump into the refreshing water for a swim. Finally, return to your hotel, having experienced Turkey's rich ancient history.

From Kemer: Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari

4. From Kemer: Taurus Mountains Jeep Safari

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Kemer, and then journey by 4WD vehicle into the dramatic landscapes of the Taurus Mountains. Venture off-road in a convoy of sturdy Land Rovers and climb the mountain roads to an altitude of more than 1,500 meters above sea level. Stop at different places along the way to enjoy the stunning views and visit a local village. Admire the traditional houses and get an idea of how the locals live away from the tourist resorts. Cool down with a refreshing swim at a mountain stream and waterfall. Then, return to Kemer and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

From Antalya or Kemer: Olympos Cable Car Ticket

5. From Antalya or Kemer: Olympos Cable Car Ticket

Admire the views from the top of Olympos Mountain with a ticket for the Olympos Teleferik Cable Car. Select optional transfers from Kemer and Antalya and enjoy the added convenience of hotel pickup and drop-off. Olympos Teleferik is located at the center of Bey Mountains National Park. Make your way to the peak of Tahtalı Mountain, which was known as Olympos Mountain in ancient times, and towers at a height of 2365 m. As you turn off the main road, make your way along 7km of scenic forest road surrounded by pine trees until you reach the cable car station at a height of 726m. On your way to the summit, admire spectacular views of the Mediterranean Coast and keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife including mountain goats and birds of prey.

Kemer 2-Hour Quad Safari Experience

6. Kemer 2-Hour Quad Safari Experience

Ride through the magnificent and everchanging sand dunes of the Taurus Mountains on a 2-hour quad bike tour. After a pick-up at your hotel in Kemer, transfer to the foothills of the rugged and often snowcapped Taurus Mountains for a safety briefing. Get tips on how to drive the vehicle before heading off on the tour. Explore the desert terrain of the Taurus Mountains, which separate the Mediterranean coastal region of southern Turkey from the Anatolian Plateau of central Turkey. Stop for a break to swim or capture scenic views on your camera. Make your way back to the quad bike safari center for a transfer back to Kemer and drop off at your hotel.

Kemer Full-Day Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch

7. Kemer Full-Day Pirate Boat Trip with Lunch

You’ll be met at your hotel and transferred to the Kemer marina to board the boat that will take you on this full-day excursion to the ancient city of Phaselis. Phaselis was once a major trading center, boasting 3 separate harbors. At the site of the ancient city you’ll find many ruins of aqueducts, agora, baths, and an antique theater. The bay’s sheltered pebble beaches are delightful and the waters are shallow, calm, and safe for swimmers. After lunch at the bay, your boat will set sail for the next stop, either at Paradise Island or at the lovely bay known as Mehmet Ali Bükü. After a swimming break there, you’ll sail on to the last stop, which will be at Alaca Water, a lovely inlet that’s an ideal spot for another swimming and snorkeling break before returning to Kemer.

Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

8. Kemer Full-Day Scuba Diving Adventure

The waters off Turkey’s southern Mediterranean coast provide an excellent opportunity for an underwater adventure. Enjoy 2 dives at different sites plus lunch on this 7-hour excursion from Kemer. Both beginners and seasoned divers can explore the underwater life in clear waters. Before making the first dive the instructor will provide a briefing on the technical details of diving. Learn how to make use of your diving gear and then experience the colorful underwater life after a few skill tests and test dives. Swim with exotic fish and explore fascinating caves. Instructors ensure that divers remain safe. It is possible to book the boat trip and lunch without the dives.

Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

9. Side: Whitewater Rafting in Koprulu Canyon

You will be transported in an airconditioned bus from your hotel to the activity start point. When you arrive at Koprulu Canyon, you will be given your equipment (life vest, helmet, and paddle). If you need extra equipment, such as suitable shoes, you can purchase them here. After you have received the necessary information, you will find yourself on the cold waters of the Koprucay River. Paddle down the river for around 14 kilometers and have lunch midway down. At the end of the program, you will watch a movie and see photos of your adventure (optional to purchase). After changing your clothes, you will return to your hotel.

Kemer: Pirate Boat Trip on the Beautiful Bays

10. Kemer: Pirate Boat Trip on the Beautiful Bays

Your program begins with a pick-up at your hotel and transfer to Kemer Marina, where you’ll board the pirate boat for a cruise to the ancient city of Phaselis. The duration of this activity is 6-8 hours, depending on your starting point. In the ancient Greek and Roman city you’ll find extensive ruins, including aqueducts, the agora, baths and a theater. The sheltered pebble beaches around the bays are delightful and the waters are shallow, calm and safe for swimming. After lunch you’ll head to Paradise Bay or the beautiful bay of Mehmet Ali Bükü for a swimming break. The final stop is at the Alaca Water, a pretty inlet and ideal location for another swimming and snorkeling break before returning.

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What people are saying about Kemer

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 1,515 reviews

We - a family of 4 with another family of 4, went rafting with Seven Tours in Köprülü Kanyon in Turkey. Our host was simply great - very responsive and very helpful. Everything was organized very well, too - pick-up from and return to our hotel, onsite arrangements - equipment handover, transport to the starting point, lunch and the rafting itself, of course. Initially, I thought that the river is quite still but the entire experience turned out extremely funny and with sufficient white-water spots to pump our adrenaline.

Everything was perfect and well prepared, the problem was if u only book rafting you most likely going to wait because it’s one bus, but they kinda fix the waiting problem, you have to bring all your stuff with you if they have a shop for everything you might need, our guide was ABDUL he’s funny and outgoing we had a great time but he keep throwing people in the river lol. The bus we took was with no air conditioning but it good shape we left the hotel 10:00 and came back 17:00 I highly recommend it

since I didn't live in a hotel, we came up the pick up location, the van arrived on time. Guide is super friendly spent about 2 hours in pamukkale its adequate. a lot to choose from in linch buffet overall a great experience!

Awesome trip along the winding roads of coastal cities and on the cruise !so much to discover and learn from and our guide was great! 12-14 hours duration but worth every bit of it.

It was the best tour we've ever had the whole trip. Alp, the tour guide, was excellent.